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Institute of Solid State Physics

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Solid state physics is the study of how atoms arrange themselves into solids and what properties these solids have. By examining the arrangement of the atoms and considering how electrons move among the atoms, it is possible to understand many macroscopic properties of materials such as their elasticity, electrical conductivity, or optical properties. The Institute of Solid State Physics focuses on organic, molecular, and nanostructured materials. Often detailed studies of the behavior of these materials at surfaces are made. Our research provides the foundation for important advances in technology such as energy efficient lighting, solar cells, electronic books, environmental sensors, and medical sensors.

Paper Strength

Diffusion of organic molecules

Polymer laser

Atomic steps in steel


Solid State Seminar - Winter 2015
Wednesday 02 December 2015      PH01150

11:15 - 12:15

Institute Strategy
Peter Hadley

Abstract: I will discuss the research strategy of the institute.